In an act reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” over 40 years ago, Republican President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after her refusal to back-up his illegal Muslim ban.
The Boston Globe reports, “On Monday, Sally Yates, a career prosecutor, told the Trump White House that she was not convinced the president’s executive order on immigration was defensible in court. ”
She said, in part, that she did not believe defending the order was “consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”
“The White House press office announced Monday night that Trump had fired Yates.”